Guillem Balague reveals what David De Gea is thinking about Man United future

The La Liga expert examines the transfer speculation surrounding the future of Manchester United number one David De Gea

La Liga expert Guillem Balague Photo: Sky Sports

Guillem Balague believes David De Gea wants to remain at Manchester United despite speculation linking the goalkeeper with a move to Real Madrid.

The Spain international has been linked with a move to the Champions League finalists in recent months after being touted with a switch to The Bernabeu regularly over the past four seasons.

The 26-year-old shot stopper came close to a move to Real Madrid from Manchester United in the 2015 summer transfer window before the move fell through at the final hour.

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane is thought to be keen to sign De Gea in the summer as a long-term replacement for Costa Rica international Keylor Navas.

La Liga expert Balague is bemused by the transfer speculation after revealing that the Manchester United number one is happy at Old Trafford.

“It’s a strange situation,” Balague told Sky Sports News HQ.

“Why would Manchester United want to sell? They have one of the best goalkeepers in the world and they want to be challenging for the bigger titles.

“It doesn’t make sense. But what’s interesting is that De Gea is quite comfortable at United and in the city of Manchester, so he’s not in a rush to go unless they don’t want him.

“My feeling is that De Gea isn’t really in a rush to leave.”

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